Yiing Mei Liou

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In order to analyze the health risks of insufficient activity by international comparisons, the first author obtained the permission to translate and develop a Taiwan version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The objective was to determine culturally sensitive Chinese translations for the terms "moderate", "vigorous" and "physical(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate factors associated with tooth loss in older Taiwanese adults with different numbers of remaining teeth. This study evaluated oral health status and tooth loss among 2286 adults aged over 65. Subjects were classified according to number of teeth (Group 1 <20 teeth vs. Group 2 ≥20 teeth). Tooth loss and oral health data(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents has nearly tripled. Physical inactivity, unbalanced diet, and unhealthy lifestyles may cause lifelong obesity. METHODS A representative, national cross-sectional study was carried out between 2006 and 2007 with 40 middle high schools with 384 classes.(More)
AIM The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of constipation, defined as less than three defaecations per week, in Taiwanese adolescents and to examine its association with the intake of vegetables, fruits and fluids; time spent on sedentary behaviour; and time spent on moderate and vigorous physical activity. METHODS This study used a(More)
The objectives of this study were to assess psychometric properties of the Mandarin version of the TZO-AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life (TAPQOL) questionnaire in Taiwanese preschool children. Two groups of children, a very low birthweight group (n=118) and a not-very low birthweight group (n=170), were recruited. The internal consistency was(More)
AIMS This study was designed to assess the prevalence and correlates of self-induced vomiting to control body weight among adolescents in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Over the past decades, the rate of obesity among children in Taiwan has nearly tripled. Educational authorities have devoted considerable effort to prevent the increase in childhood obesity. DESIGN(More)
Few studies have investigated levels of physical activity among children in Taiwan. The purposes of this study were to explore levels of physical activity among children and examine their rates of compliance with various international recommendations. The sample was comprised 463 children (249 boys and 214 girls) , aged between nine and twelve from four(More)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE To assess weight loss strategies and behaviors in obese patients prior to seeking professional obesity treatment in Taiwan. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted between 1 July 2004 and 30 June 2005. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Obese subjects (1060; 791 females; age, ≥18 years; median BMI, 29.5 kg/m(2)) seeking treatment in 18(More)
AIM The objectives of this study were to develop a programme to improve body image among elementary school students and to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme. BACKGROUND The idea that a slim body is beautiful has become popular in recent decades, and has negatively impacted body image among school children. There is a need for further development(More)
Children and adolescents tend to lose weight, which may be associated with misperceptions of weight. Previous studies have emphasized establishing correlations between eating disorders and an overestimated perception of body weight, but few studies have focused on an underestimated perception of body weight. The objective of this study was to explore the(More)